Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management with Energy and Fuels from Waste

A course designed and delivered jointly between the Lancaster Environment Centre and CETAD

Group A modules CIWM accredited

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  • A combination of  technology training with professional development for career progression
  • Integral site visits across the North West to illuminate the theory
  • Solutions for managing energy from waste and resource recovery opportunities
  • Develop leadership skills to empower your team and move your organisation forward
  • Designed to be accessible to non-experts
  • Leads to a Postgraduate Certificate with progress options to an MSc
  • Delivered by practitioners who are experts in their field

Who is it for?

The part-time course is designed for business people and senior managers from a wide range of interested parties and sectors including:
o Power Generators, Utilities and Fuel Producers
o Policymakers, Analysts and Consultants
o Members of local government with responsibility for waste planning
o The waste management industry; energy intensive industries; developers and technology providers
o Waste generators (e.g. supermarkets, financiers, project developers and legal professionals

Course Details

For this qualification you must achieve 60 credits by undertaking the following:
Group A: Feedstocks and Technologies for Energy and Fuel Generation (20 credits)
Group B: Business and Management skills – any 2 modules (20 credits)
The remaining 20 credits can be from Groups A, B or C

Group A: Energy and Fuels from Waste
Each module is 20 credits
Start date Attendance days
Feedstocks and Technologies for Energy and Fuel Generation (Mandatory) 25-11-14 25 - 27 Nov 2014
Management of Energy and Fuel Generation Projects 27-01-15 27 - 29 Jan 2015
Environmental Management of Waste Derived Energy Generation



21 - 23 Jul 2014

24 - 26 Mar 2015

Group B: Business and Management Skills
Each module is 10 credits
Start date Attendance days
Analysing Drivers for Change


For a list of the start/attendance dates click here

Understanding Leadership and Management
Leading and Managing People
Leading others through change
Models for planning and managing change
Group C: Core Skills
Each module is 10 credits
Start date Attendance days
Collaborative and team working For a full list of the start/attendance dates click here

Negotiating and influencing skills

(these sessions are all half days)

Creative thinking and problem solving

*Denotes the start of facilitated on-line learning


On successful completion you will be awarded a Lancaster University Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management with Energy and Fuels from Waste. If you wish you can then progress via work based projects to a Postgraduate Diploma or an MSc.


Assessments are based on applying your learning to work based activities so they are highly relevant and useful, and there are no exams!

Entry requirements

You don’t need formal qualifications to apply. If you have qualifications we normally accept a minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent qualification. In the absence of formal qualifications, equivalent experience and aptitude for study at the level of your target qualification will be considered instead.

Applicants must work in the sector and have management responsibilities with opportunities to achieve the aims and learning outcomes of the qualification.

If English is not your first language an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required (minimum element apply). Alternative qualifications are accepted. Overseas students will need a visa for study.


Please contact CETAD for 2014/15 fees

How to Apply?

Contact CETAD on 01524 593318 or email

The course is well-structured and well-presented, touching upon the key technical, financial and political issues the EfW sector is faced with. Delivered through a balance of interactive lectures from practising professionals and from site visits to operational plants, the course provides a great platform for people new and old within the sector to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the industry.

Steve Conry, Landfill Gas Area Manager, Viridor

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